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This is a long post comprising a lot of days of stuff, so I apologise in advance!

So this week involved a whole lot of writing, a considerable amount of not writing, and an even more considerable amount of complaining


about the fact that I was not writing when I should have been writing. I’m currently about 3333 words behind on my book for Nano, but I’ve also done a considerable amount of stuff recently… not that I can really remember precisely what I’ve done…

Sunday I went to a fabric fayre with Nina and her mum, which was a lot of fun, I got a couple of scrap bags and it was great! Afterwards, Emil’s grandad came. I think I mentioned this already on here, but I’ve gotten so sidetracked that I can’t remember what you all know and what you don’t!

Tuesday I went and bought fabric with Nina. We spent three hours in the fabric store, and I managed to buy an insane amount of fabric at this shop for 230kr, which is amazing. I had some teal t-shirt-like fabric (150cm x 150cm), some dark brown with teal suit-fabric (also 150cm x 150 cm), some dark brown with teal houndstooth woolen fabric for my cape ( 200cm x 150ish cm) and a chunk of fur fabric to make a muff ( which is 50 cm by something, but 75cm sounds way too short, so I don’t know how big it is). I could easily go back to the fabric store and buy a whole load more of their fabric, it was so nice, and that’s a really decent price for all that fabric, as I could no way have bought it in the UK for that! That also happened to be firework night, so Emil bought me sparklers and I watched V for Vendetta with Nina too. Unfortunately my DVD is now fried ( after a considerable 6 years of near-constant use)

Wednesday afternoon we went to see Thor 2: the Dark World. I spent a lot of it laughing, or generally diverted in other ways (hee! another fanservice shot of Hemsworth’s rippling and gorgeous abs!) I was a bit bemused by the lack of sweet popcorn, but seeing as I’m not really a fan of popcorn anyway, it was fine. The film was in English with Swedish subtitles, which was quite cool – first time I’ve gone to the cinema and seen a film with subtitles in the cinema which is odd, but yeah. Half of the adverts were in English too, which was quite depressing really – I quite like watching Swedish adverts because it’s interesting working out how much I understand. They’re making a film of the Hundred Year-old man who climbed out of his window, and I really want to see it, but I don’t think my Swedish is good enough to cope with the swedish parts of it. I read the translated version of the book, and loved it. Maybe I’ll just suck it up and go and see it anyway, otherwise I shall just have to wait until it comes out on DVD.

My very own Kladdkaka

My very own Kladdkaka

Thursday… was Kladdkaka day. Yep – that’s right, on the 7th November every year it’s Chocolate Mudcake day! I made my own Kladdkaka after an appeal for kladdkaka recipes to my facebook friends, who provided me with a basic kladdkaka recipe. The Emil approved of my Kladdkaka, which made me very happy. I think it isn’t gooey enough to be real kladdkaka, but never mind – there’s always next time!

On Friday Emil and I went to Essensspecialisten (?) which is a brewing shop down the road for us, to collect the necessaries to begin production of our own mead. Yes – that’s right – we’re making our own mead. It’s really cheap and easy to do, so we thought – why not? So we now have a glass demijohn, a few kilos of honey, and a few bits of equipment which look like a chemistry set to fiddle with.

Seriously – I LOVE mead, and I LOVE anything which involves insane equipment to make it. I did an A level in chemistry at Sixth Form and my final project was the chemical synthesis of Aspirin, combined with several tests on the aspirin content of different Aspirin tablets ( just so you know, the cheapest ones at Tesco in 2008 contained far less Aspirin than stated on the packet according to my research, and when I sent off letters to the manufacturers and to Tesco, I never received any response regarding my data, in spite of several letters sent by recorded post – make of that what you will). I think I must’ve gotten close to full marks on that project, because my exam grades sucked and yet I came out  with a grade B overall.

Anyhow – on Saturday (yesterday) we met up with Emil’s friend Rasmus, and had coffee at Café Watergate on the German Bridge. It’s a tiny café – only room for five or six people at most in there, but it’s very pretty. We also then went to buy a raincoat for Rasmus and then came home and had lunch, which consisted of Varm Korv, beans and chips. It was tasty actually! Afterwards we went and found the honey to make the mead and then we went over to Nina and her boyfriend’s for part of their Moving-in Convention. This might not make sense to some people, but  basically, because they enjoy board games, they decided to have a Board Game Convention rather than a Moving in party, and spread it over three days. Last night we played Niagara, Ticket to Ride, and Kingdom Builder, by doing a sort of swappy thing where we were in teams and swapped so that we were all playing part of the game for a bit and all got a go at each game. It was a lot of fun. Afterwards, a group of us played ticket to ride together, and Emil won. It was very slow though, because we kept chattering and getting sidetracked by the music in our heads and ended up singing lots of random songs, making all the geeky references and generally being awesome. We had a full-on harmony going when we started singing Bicycle Race by Queen! Furthermore, we even had a game of Mornington Crescent going on, which was fun, seeing as it did sort of go with the game we were playing at the time!

Overall, a fun but hectic week. Today I’m going to try and get some sewing and cleaning done, as well as attempt to catch up on my writing.

It also happens to be father’s day today in Sweden, so I’m sending my Dad a massive shout-out. I’ve emailed him already so he knows I’ve sent my love ❤

Also – I’ve found that some of my posts seem to be disappearing or not visible on my main page. I think it might be to do with the wordpress updates, but I’m not certain. Anyone else having trouble?





About Lady Octavia

I'm Charlie I spent a year living in Sweden and I'm now a full time librarian in a primary school in the UK. In my spare time I have an allotment, I sew and I bake.

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